Electing health and safety representatives (PDF version)

Understanding the election process for health and safety representatives (HSRs) in the workplace.


What it contains

Employees elect HSRs from their designated work group (DWG) to represent them on health and safety matters. This document outlines the process to elect HSRs. It covers topics such as:

  • when HSRs get elected
  • how often a HSR can have that position
  • who decides how to conduct an election
  • what happen when workers disagree about the election process